MERCEDES-BENZ FASHION WEEK SANTIAGO

SISKO AKT IN EVENTS

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Hey guys!

Here we have a post for you all about the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Santiago. We know it’s been a while since this took place, it was last September, but it’s a post that we’ve both been looking forward to show you all and to talk a little about the Chilean designers featured! This was such a fun event to go to! The MBFW is very new in Chile as it was the second edition, and compared to other fashion weeks, this one is much smaller but still has that cool fashion week vibe and is set to be in the near future the biggest fashion platform spot for Chilean and South American designers.

As to our outfits, we decided to go dressed elegantly but with a touch of our own personal style. Dominique chose to wear this comfortable yet chic one-piece from our Sisko Akt Collection and Andrea chose to wear a pair of great tailor made trousers gifted to her by the spanish designer and friend Benjamin Friman.

Hola a tod@s!

Aquí tenemos un post para ustedes de cuando fuimos a la segunda edición de la Santiago Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week! Este desfile fue el pasado septiembre, pero teníamos muchas ganas de publicar este post de hace tiempo y mostrarles las colecciones de los diseñadores chilenos ya que en todos los capitales de moda del mundo es el evento de moda más importante! Esta versión chilena de esta semana de moda fue mucho más pequeña que las que vemos visto en las otras capitales de moda, pero en unos años más pretende ser la plataforma de moda más emblemática para mostrar diseños de diseñadores chilenos y del resto de Sudamérica.

En cuanto a nuestro vestuario, Dominique decidió ponerse este enterizo genial para verse chic y cómoda de Sisko Akt Collection, y Andrea decidió lucir unos pantalones muy favorecedores que le regaló el diseñador fabuloso de España, Benjamín Friman.

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It was just a two day event and 7 designers showcased their designs down the catwalk. We went to the last day to see the shows and chose 4 designers to present you here: Pas Denom, Qüina, Zurita and Kika Neumann.

PAS DENOM: This collection showed simple silhouettes, neutral colours like greys and whites. The brand is made up of two chilean designers, Tania Von Chrismar and Daniel Fosk. Their collections are always made for all types of women. What we loved most about this collection is that all the designs were elegant and comfortable at the same time, a big plus!

Fue un evento que duró solamente dos días donde siete diseñadores llevaron a la pasarela sus colecciones. Nosotras acudimos al último día de los desfiles y elegimos cuatro diseñadores para mostrarles aquí: Pas Denom, Qüina, Zurita y Kika Neumann.

PAS DENOM: La colección presentada mostraba prendas de siluetas básicas en colores neutros como el gris y el blanco. Esta marca la componen dos diseñadores chilenos, Tania Von Chrismar y Daniel Fosk. Su colección está enfocado para todo tipo de mujeres. Nos pareció una colección genial, ya que con cualquier de estos diseños una se ve siempre elegante y cómoda!

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ZURITA: We are big supporters of sustainable fashion and this is one is made in Chile by Gabriela Farías. Her collectión is based on minimalism. The items of her collections are made of biodegradable and organic materiales like silk, wool, linen and alpaca, all from the indigenous communities from Chile. Also, all colours are only from natural origins. Definitely loving the work that goes into each of these designs!

ZURITA: Somos fanáticas de la moda sostenible, y esta marca, en concreto, es una hecha en Chile por la diseñadora Gabriela Farías. Su colección es de estilo minimalista. Todas las prendas de sus colecciones están hechas de materiales orgánicas y biodegradables como el algodón, el lino, alpaca y seda, todos encontrados dentro de Chile. Además, cada vez que desea añadir un color específico a una prenda, lo hace con colorantes naturales. Nos encanta esta propuesta!

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QÜINA: We would define this brand as effortless chic, famous for their basic T-shirts. All the pieces of this collection are made of the finest materials  for an elegant and classic woman. Bernardita Torres, the designer, believes that minimal differences can make all the difference, definitely a superb definition.

QÜINA: Definiríamos esta colección como ser chic sin esfuerzo, especialmente cuando su prenda estrella es la camiseta básica. Todas las piezas de esta colección están hechas de los materiales de calidad suprema para una mujer clásica y elegante. La diseñadora, Bernardita Torres, piensa que las diferencias mínimas son las que hacen toda la diferencia, definitivamente un concepto fabuloso.

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KIKA NEUMANN: She defines her designs as elegant made for an upscale clientelle. The collection showcased was made up of transparent and vaporous materiales making it extremely femenine. We loved the mix that this designer used of different materials with stand-out pieces composed with daily basics.

KIKA NEUMANN: Ella define sus diseños como elegantes hechas para clientes exquisitas. La colección que mostró se componía de prendas transparentes y vaporosas, haciéndola extremadamente femenina. Nos encantó la mezcla que esta diseñadora hizo usando materiales de colores y texturas diferentes. 

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We leave you with a little preview of the shows of the SMBFW 2016! Hope you enjoy it!

Aquí tienen un video de la Santiago Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, esperamos que disfruten!

Video by Benjamin Ramírez

CASUAL BEACH STYLE

A day prepared to go to the beach, and guess what? Clouds draw in taking away the sunshine! A shame, but we still are proper beach bums! We love a parka or a bomber jacket to keep us away from the cold, what you guys think of this look?

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Today we were at a small town called Isla Negra (Black Island), a famous tourist area where a bohemian beach vibe is seen in the locals. This town is known to have one of Pablo Neruda’s houses – a Chilean poet, Nobel prize winner.

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Dominique: bomber jacket from Alcott / jumper from Oysho / shorts from Han Yianhe / sunglasses from Michael Kors / sandals from Hawaianas

Andrea: wool jumper from GAP / parka from Pull & Bear / sporty shorts from Oysho / bracelet from Forever21 / cap from Kenzo / sunglasses from Soloptical / sandals from Ipanema

SPORTY CHIC

We have so much fun playing with contrasts – the sweetness of pastel colours paired with rocking spikes, heels hidden in sneakers, and soft brights paired with tanned skin… Endless combinations for a sporty-chic look!

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Andrea (blonde): t-shirt from Complementos / shorts from Mango / blouse from Boohoo.com / sneakers with hidden heel from Converte All Stars / necklace from Forever21 / earrings from Mango / bracelet from Morrocco
Dominique (brunette): shirt is Vintage / shorts from H&M / belt from Mango / heels are vintage / thin bracelet from Rome / leaf bracelet from Ilaria Peru

TROPICAL STYLE

“Life is short, wear tropical shirts” – Marc Lampe

Or in this case, swimwear with tropical prints! We love green colours that represent life and beauty in the hot and humid corners of this planet! One of our favourite trees would definitely have to be the traditional palm tree – simple, yet a classic symbol of tropical climates. Super fresh, young and cool, perfect to match up with bangles and body chains.

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Andrea (blonde): bikini from BrilhoDoSol / bodychain from ASOS / necklace from Forever21 / bracelet from Morrocco
Dominique (brunette): bikini from Formul@ Joven (El Corte Inglés) / sunglasses from Michael Kors / necklace is Vintage

KHAKI SENSATION

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We are loving the combination of Khaki colours and sunkissed skin, super cool colour for any season and big on the Spring/Summer ’15 runways. Also suits great for any hair colour.

Dominique: playsuit from Mango / clutch from Parfois / shoes from Mango / big ring from Mango Touch / small rings from H&M / bracelet from Cartier / bodychain from ASOS / necklace is Vintage
Andrea: dress from Blanco / overall from Ma Griffe / sunglasses are Vintage / rings (left) from Accessorize / ring (right) from H&M / bracelet from Forever21 / earrings from Topshop / Shoes from Uterqüe

FUN IN THE SUN

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Our casual pool looks for today… Super fun day soaking up the sun at last in sunny Chile! Loving the french braids for this heat ❤

Dominique (left): bikini from Calzedonia / body-chain from ASOS / sunglasses from Michael Kors / rings from H&M
Andrea (right): bikini from BrilhoDoSol Beachwear / necklace from Forever21 / bracelets from ILARIA Peru and UnoDe50 / sunglasses are Vintage